As a part of its ambitious growth plans in the Czech Republic, Amazon needs to relocate their current office staff in Prague to a new building which would allow a significant increase in their staff numbers in the coming months and years.
A newly built office building Rustonka in Prague 8 was selected and UK-based architects HLW, in co-operation with a local practice Ian Bryan Architects, were appointed to design the fit out of the complete building to suit Amazon´s demands. PBA was chosen to coordinate and supervise the team of local MEP designers to make significant amendments and changes to the building service systems.
The building will house a number of different teams dealing with a variety of tasks, with some of the teams working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Apart from strict security and IT requirements, Amazon expect their office environment to reflect the latest trends in user comfort, high quality internal environment and flexibility of the office space. To fulfill these demands, extensive consultations were necessary to ensure that all the major alterations to the building systems are designed in line with the client´s expectations while keeping the costs and time within the set limits.